Accelerating Kubernetes Adoption with VMware PKS on Cloud Foundation

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VMworld will feature a number of advanced technologies centered around building robust, highly secure, comprehensive container ecosystems that will fuel continued innovation through development of Cloud Native Apps. It’s clear that Kubernetes has taken pole position for Container as a Service (CAAS) deployments and that the industry has embraced VMware PKS as one of the Read more...

Achieving Data Security and Flexibility with vSAN Stretched Clusters on VMware Cloud Foundation

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For many, vSAN stretched clusters are an attractive option for providing a robust availability solution for their applications.  However, they can be a double-edged sword as they introduce additional requirements which come with added complexity and increased risk.  Did you know that VMware Cloud Foundation can help simplify and de-risk the deployment of vSAN Stretched Clusters? Read more...

Announcing vSAN Stretched Cluster support on VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0

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VMware Cloud Foundation has been the solution of choice for Enterprise IT administrators looking for a turn-key software-defined data center solution. Fundamentally, VMware Cloud Foundation brings together the different virtualization technologies – compute, storage, networking and management – to enable customers to build and operate a private or hybrid cloud as a single entity in Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 Architecture Poster

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I’m pleased to announce the release of the VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 Architecture Poster VMware Cloud Foundation includes the full software-defined data center stack including compute, storage, networking, cloud management, and workload migration. This major release has increased hardware flexibility with support for customer-defined networking and broad support for all vSAN ReadyNodes. VMware Cloud Foundation Read more...

Automating Cloud Management — Deploying the vRealize Suite on VMware Cloud Foundation

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VMware Cloud Foundation makes deploying and operating a VMware-based hybrid cloud easy in three ways: Standardization: Cloud Foundation implements a standardized, modern HCI architecture that is highly scalable and repeatable. Every Cloud Foundation deployment is built on this common architecture, which provides consistency and eliminates snowflakes. Unification and validation: Cloud Foundation combines the core building Read more...

Guide to Hybrid Cloud Infographic

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According to IDC, 2020 will be the year when combined IT infrastructure spend on public and private clouds will eclipse spending on traditional data centers. The company predicts that public cloud will account for 32% of IT infrastructure spending, while private cloud will take 20% of the budget, totaling more than half of all infrastructure Read more...

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Introduction to VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3

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On Dec 5th, 2017, VMware announced the upcoming release of VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3.  This release comes with many new capabilities to help further simplify the tasks of deploying, operating and maintaining a VMware based hybrid cloud.  In this post, I will introduce you to some of the more notable features in this release, to include Read more...

A Reference Architecture for Deploying vSphere Integrated Containers on top of VMware Cloud Foundation

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  VMware Cloud Foundation brings together the building blocks of the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), namely vSphere, vSAN, and NSX, with the advanced automation capabilities of the VMware SDDC Manager.  Combined, these components deliver an engineered integration of the core SDDC software stack.  Whether you’re looking to build an on-premises private cloud, deploy the SDDC stack Read more...

Meet the Engineer: Priyanka Tembey

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In the first of the “Meet the Engineer” series, we are speaking with Priyanka Tembey, a senior member of the technical staff on VMware Cloud Foundation, with primary responsibility over the SDDC Manager architecture and functionality. Interviewer: What is your role on the VMware Cloud Foundation R&D team? PRIYANKA: Within VMware Cloud Foundation, I look Read more...